Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mixed and feeders were up, watching corn and waiting for the week’s direct business to develop. August live was down $.62 at $178.05 and October was $.45 lower at $179.50. August feeders were up $.45 at $244.65 and September was $.82 higher at $248.27.
Direct cash cattle trade ended the day with just a few bids on the table. Asking prices in the South were around $180 to $182, but are still not established in the North.